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A State judge has settled a portion of the legal dispute between the Buffalo’s Public School District and construction firm LPCiminelli. A lawsuit brought by the school district in February alleges LPCiminelli concealed information, and kept excessive profits on a $1.3 billion school renovation and construction project begun in 2003 and completed in 2014.

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On Saturday U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer announced that congress passed the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016.

Big changes are coming to the Niagara County District Attorney's office. A new DA has a new reorganization plan.

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Despite a State Supreme Court judge’s ruling, advocates opposing the 23-story tower planned for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor say they’ll continue their fight.

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Lockport area residents were briefed Wednesday night about the status of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to clean up about one mile of Eighteen Mile Creek. It's the latest stage in cleaning up a waterway contaminated by industry and agriculture over two centuries.

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New York's highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood, by ruling that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they are not the biological or adoptive parent.

Williamsville pain doctor Eugene Gosy is being allowed to return to his pain management practice, including recommending controlled medications to his patients.

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A Buffalo-based company which operates a demolition debris facility in the city's Seneca-Babcock neighborhood is being sued by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The lawsuit contends that Battaglia Demolition has, for years, plagued more than two dozen local residents with dust, odors and noise, while failing to operate with required state environmental permits.

Property taxes are based on an assessment of that property. On this week's previously-aired edition of...You and the Law, Mike Desmond talks with attorney Peter Alan Weinman about challenging that tax assessment.

This is a time of year for an annual scam, posing as the Internal Revenue Service and and asking for money over the phone. Attorney Nicole Parshall says the real IRS puts it in writing. She's our guest this week on You & The Law, talking about scams on seniors.

This week's edition of You & The Law looks at an obscure corner of the legal system: Good Samaritan Laws and how Albany had to pass laws allowing people to help others in difficult situations. Our guest is attorney Kevin Mahoney.

Some times the goal in winning a lawsuit isn't just to get money but also to create change in society or in life or even on the job. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Nicholas Romano talks about lawsuits for change.

If you are in an auto accident, you may start worrying about paying the medical bills before you arrive at the hospital. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Leonard Zaccagnino talks about how those bills are paid.

Longtime columnist Doug Smith prints final WNY article

Apr 7, 2016
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A longtime local newspaper and television contributor whose career brought him to Buffalo in 1968 has submitted his final work and moved downstate. His farewell article is being released today.

New York State has courts, lots and lots of courts, some times a confusing mix with one case being handled in different courts. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Elizabeth Kraengel is here, talking about how those courts mix together and unpacking some of the differences.

There are students who are trans-gender in schools around Western New York and some districts and parents are struggling to deal with that. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about the law and the rules covering these students.

While DNA is the lodestone for crime stories on TV shows, it isn't always in real life. That's what attorney Florina Altshiler is talking about on this week's You & The Law, that DNA isn't always key in sexual assault cases.

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Obama's pick to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Obama nominates Kathleen Marie Sweet to be WNY federal judge

Mar 16, 2016

President Obama has nominated six to serve on United States District Courts. One of his nominees is Kathleen Marie Sweet for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York .

It's worth your while to understand your Medicare coverage and rehab coverage because it's not as simple as saying Medicare covers hospital stays. That's our topic on this week's edition of You & The Law, with attorney Kelly Barrett explaining the rules and the problems.

For many people, these remain hard times and they can potentially lose their homes or need bankruptcy for a financial life line. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Keisha Williams is talks about what legal help is out there.

You may have won a money judgment in court. Can you collect? That's our topic on this week's You & The Law with attorney Diane Tiveron.

You & The Law: Patents

Feb 19, 2016

The world around us was built on patents and they may control the future.

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There is no need for smartphone users to panic. The federal government is not seeking access to all of them, according to Attorney Gary M. Schober with Hodgson Russ.

The sudden and shocking death of Supreme Court icon Antonin Scalia this weekend will have enormous repercussions for the U.S. legal system and political process, both in the immediate term and for many years to come.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead Saturday, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed. Scalia, who had been staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas, was 79 years old.

Love and marriage and the immigration process can be very related.

It's income tax season, both to gather the paperwork or e-file that tax return. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Derek Wheeler talks about that paperwork and offers some advice to avoid tax scams.

Witnesses in a legal case don't always talk about what happened just during a trial. On this week's You & The Law, attorney William Lorenz Jr. talks about examining a potential witness in a pre-trial deposition.

Washington and Albany have changed some of the rules on estates and people can decide to give away more of their assets.